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Though EVE Online is often lauded for its rich decade-long player history full of wars and complex political dealings, the NPC storyline and New Eden's ancient backstory have always held my fascination. I started playing in early 2004 after reading dozens of fiction chronicles and mock scientific a...

July 20th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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CCP has posted yet another incredibly detailed and highly technical dev blog over on the official EVE Online community site, this one relating to how the studio balances the player load across the node-based single shard on which New Eden exists. The post begins by explaining that an increase in pl...

December 3rd 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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MMO game worlds seem to be getting larger every year, and the debate over which is biggest frequently appears on forums and blogs. It usually starts with people breaking out infographics comparing the size of the various islands and continents in their favourite fantasy MMOs, and it escalates from...

August 18th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Having trouble sleeping? We've got just the thing. It's the latest EVE Online dev blog complete with phrases like mineral price index, secondary producer price index, and consumer price index. That's a lot of indexing, and if it doesn't have you snoring inside of five minutes, then you're probabl...

December 28th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If you like to watch spaceships shoot at each other with graphs and numbers all over the screen, then the New Eden Open might be right up your street. It's EVE Online's latest competitive tournament and the first one to have a cash prize, pitting teams of players against each other in a bid to wi...

November 25th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Competitive tournaments are nothing new to gaming, but the past few years have seen an an absolute e-sports explosion. The rise of the MOBA genre is partly responsible, with new games taking DotA's tradition of industry-sponsored tournaments to new heights. Both Dota 2 and League of Legends have...

September 30th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this evening at the VETO EVE fan gathering in London, CCP announced EVE Online's 18th expansion: EVE Online: Retribution. Due in December, this latest content overhaul promises to bring some of the biggest changes yet to the space-themed sandbox MMO, which is steadily ramping up for its 1...

September 29th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Japanese sandbox fans are saying domo arigato this morning as CCP and Nexon have officially launched a localized version of EVE Online in the land of the rising sun. Japan boasts the world's fourth largest gaming community, and CCP has added it to an impressive list of conquests that include Eng...

April 3rd 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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CCP has been pretty quiet on the subject of microtransactions since last summer's monoclegate and the ensuing Jita protests. EVE Online creative director Torfi Frans Olafsson recently spoke up about the trendy new business model, and while he acknowledged that it is popular, he also said that CCP...

April 3rd 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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I can't for the life of me convince my friends to sign up for EVE Online. In their defense, the game can feel like a job at first. There are no skinner box particle effects or angelic choirs signifying your latest achievement, nor does anyone shower you with virtual confetti as you graduate from th...

March 28th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments